Yacaaba Headland walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 7km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Yaccaba Spit Track, Hawks Nest

  • End: Yaccaba Spit Track, Hawks Nest

  • Location: Myall Lakes National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 222 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -32.68117486

  • Longitude: 152.1848783

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Bitumen Road

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Speed Bumps

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Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

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Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

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Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

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Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

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Yacaaba Headland walking track is a 7km, grade 4 return hike, located in the Myall Lakes National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

If you enjoy a challenging walk and scenic views rolled into one, then grab your hiking boots and make your way to Yacaaba Headland walking track. This lightly challenging walk leads up and across the northern headland of Port Stephens, in the southern reaches of Myall Lakes National Park.
From the southern end of Bennetts Beach, the track climbs steeply and you'll notice smooth barked angophoras giving way to gnarly banksias and grass trees. As the track veers north, take a break and admire the inspiring views up the coastline. On a clear day, the distant blue ridgeline of Barrington Tops is visible.
The track gets rockier and steeper, but along the forested ridge top you'll be treated to coastal views of Seal Rocks and Tomaree Headland. Out to sea, Cabbage Tree Island, known as John Gould Nature Reserve, protects the only known breeding colony of one of the world's rarest birds; the Gould's petrel.

About the region

Myall Lakes National Park in the North Coast region
Myall Lakes National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

Getting there

To Yacaaba Headland carpark. Yacaaba Headland walking track is in the southern precinct of Myall Lakes National Park. To get there:Follow Pacific Highway, north of Newcastle, past Raymond Terrace.Drive for approximately 40km and turn right into Tea Gardens RoadFollow signs for Myall Way/Hawks Nest via Myall and Kingfisher streets Park entry points Yacaaba Headland carpark See on map Parking Parking is available at Bennetts Beach or along Beach Road.

Tips

The rocks on the steeper parts of the track can be very slippery
Toilets and picnic facilities can be found at Jimmys Beach reserve


Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.

The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.

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